Arthur Guiterman

United States writer (1871-1943)

Arthur Guiterman (20 November 187111 January 1943) was an American writer best known for his humorous poems.

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  • The Deer don't dine
    When a Wolf's about,
    And the Porcupine
    Sticks his quill-points out.
  • Commute with me, my Love, and be merry;
    How vain in the City to dwell
    When apple-trees blow in Dobbs' Ferry
    And lilacs adorn New Rochelle!
    White Plains is the Garden of Allah
    And Pelham's the Pearl of the Sea;
    There's bliss in the name of Valhalla --
    Oh, fly to the Suburbs with me!
  • Oh, who would choose to be a traveler? --
    That anxious railway-guide unraveler
    Who spends his nights in berths and bunks,
    His days in chaperoning trunks;
    Who stands in line at gates and wickets
    To spend his means on costly tickets
    To Irkutsk, Liverpool and Yap
    And other dots upon the map.
  • The three-toed tree-toad
    Sings his sweet ode
    To the moon;
    The funny bunny
    And his honey
    Trip in tune.
  • It's lovely having grass and trees and flowers
    (Of course, at times, mosquitoes are a pest).
    Yes, life is life out here in Rangely Towers
    (Of course Some People like the city best)!
  • The tusks which clashed in mighty brawls
    Of mastodons, are billiard balls.
    The sword of Charlemagne the Just
    Is Ferric Oxide, known as rust.
    The grizzly bear, whose potent hug,
    Was feared by all, is now a rug.
    Great Caesar's bust is on the shelf,
    And I don't feel so well myself.

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